Saturday, January 14, 2012

Monster High Themed Cake

Hey everyone!  I am so excited to be sharing my latest cake!  It's a Monster High themed cake... when I got the request I had no idea what Monster High was, but it's a new (I think) doll brand, and there is also a cartoon, I'm not sure which came first, lol...

Anyway, as soon as I Googled it, I new I was going to have fun with this cake!  The colors and patterns or bold and fun!  And the "Skullette" symbol is adorable!

Here is my initial sketch:
From the moment I completed the sketch I was excited to make this cake!  It's just so FUN!

To make all the stripes (except for the gray "stitching" on the top tier) I used my new favorite "caking" tool... My brand new extruder!  It made such easy work of all the lines involved in this plaid pattern...  I also used the tiniest circle disk to make the tiny outline of the banner on the Monster High crest.  The '6' is cut from gumpaste and covered in Disco Dust (edible glitter).
Is that not the cutest little skeleton you've ever seen!  The "Skullette" bows, both here and on the crest from the top tier are also covered with Disco Dust, I love the extra sparkle it adds to this cake :)
The stripes from the bottom tier, were also made using my new extruder - you could get the same effect with a ruler and a cutting wheel... but I must say it was SO much faster and easier with the extruder... no need for measuring and no possibility of an uneven cut!

I hope the little girl who received this cake was happy with it... because I'm totally in love with it.  I just want to sit and look at it and was so sad to see it go!  I'm SO thrilled that my niece has requested the very same cake for her birthday party next week, just from seeing the sketch!  I hoping to be able to video some of it, so I can post a video "tutorial" for this cake... Plus, I'll be attending the party, so I can look at my cake a little longer, lol!  This cake was SO much fun to work on, from sketch to finish... I hope it inspires you a little!

Products I used on this cake are:
  • Satin Ice Fondant in Black, Pink (no additional color needed for the Hot Pink color), White and White Colored with Americolor Sky Blue
  • Walnut Hollow Extruder (Makins is the more popular one amongst cake decorators, but I liked the crank, handle style of this one)
  • Twinkle Dust by GSA in Vivid Pink
  • The support system used in this cake (and all my tiered cakes) was SPS by Bakery Crafts
Happy Caking :)